Assisting Someone with Sitting and Standing
In this video the caregiver will learn how to instruct an individual to safely stand up from or sit down onto a sitting surface. This would apply to a chair, bed, toilet, car seat, etc.
Depending on the sitting surface, the hand placements for push off will of course change. Clients should always push off from the surface they are coming from when they are strong enough to do so. We do not want clients trying to pull up on the walker. If they are not strong enough to push up they will need additional caregiver help for safety.
Always be sure to instruct on the use of appropriate and safe hand placement/push off surfaces. If there are no safe or appropriate hand placements to push off from, caregivers may need to provide additional assistance.
*Apply a gait belt for safety.
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✌️❤️ Christina, speech therapist & Cindy, physical therapist
Therapist by training ~ Caregivers at heart